9th Grade Literary Terms: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The tragedy in Romeo and Juliet is an example of _____.

Question 2 2. The misleading use of a word or a string of words, often using alternate meanings is called a(n) _____.

Question 3 3. How do we distinguish understatement from exaggeration?

Question 4 4. A story begins at a wedding with a bride (Marie) and groom (Tony) saying their vows. After they say, ''I do,'' the account flashes back to a boy named Tony meeting a girl named Marie on the first day of kindergarten. The narrative proceeds from there. What literary device is being used in this story?

Question 5 5. Her smile is as warm as a summer night is an example of a(n) _____.

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Question 6 6. 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star, / How I wonder what you are' is an example of _____.

Question 7 7. Which of the following is an example of auditory imagery from the poem Metaphors by Sylvia Plath?

Question 8 8. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

Question 9 9. How can we distinguish fables from parables?

Question 10 10. Why are epic similes sometimes called Homeric similes?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is an example of an illusion?

Question 12 12. In a murder mystery, the main character loves the color red. She wears something red as part of her attire every day, and the story mentions items in her home decor that are also red. This character turns out to be the victim in this mystery. In literary terms, what does the inclusion of all the red items in this story represent?

Question 13 13. Identify the synecdoche or metonym in this sentence: While the suits in Congress debate and Wall Street asks for another bailout, America waits for good news.

Question 14 14. In Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, a caged parrot and mockingbird, a pigeon house, and a broken-winged bird are all symbols representing _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following sentences is an example of third person point of view?

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Question 16 16. In The Story of an Hour, Louise's relief at learning that her husband has been killed in an accident is an example of _____.

Use this material to answer question #17

Given Agassi's position and world-class quickness, Federer had to send that ball down a two-inch pipe of space in order to pass him, which he did, moving backwards, with no setup time and none of his weight behind the shot. It was impossible. It was like something out of The Matrix. I don't know what-all sounds were involved, but my spouse says she hurried in and there was popcorn all over the couch and I was down on one knee and my eyeballs looked like novelty-shop eyeballs.

Question 17 17. Spot the allusion in the attached passage from Federer as Religious Experience by David Foster Wallace.

Question 18 18. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a symbol commonly used to represent the United States?

Question 20 20. Which of the following sentences is an example of second person point of view?

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Question 21 21. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements about similes is FALSE?

Question 23 23. Catharsis is when literature provides an emotional experience that results in a sense of _____.

Question 24 24. Which of the following BEST explains a metaphor?

Question 25 25. What is the purpose of foreshadowing in literature?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT a euphemism for a bathroom?

Question 27 27. To England will I steal, and there I'll steal is an example of which literary device?

Question 28 28. The plays 'Oedipus the King' and 'Romeo and Juliet' are examples of catharsis through _____.

Question 29 29. Which of the following sentences is an example of first person point of view?

Question 30 30. Saying the opposite of what you mean is a type of understatement called _____.

9th Grade Literary Terms: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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